Monday, October 10, 2011

Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption - by Katie Davis with Beth Clark

Katie Davis was an 18-year-old senior class president and a homecoming queen living in Nashville Tennessee when she decided she wanted to become a missionary and put her plans for college (and pleasing her parents) on hold. She left over Christmas break during her senior year and headed to Uganda. What was supposed to be a short-term mission turned into a life-long passion for this young lady who once admitted to wanting to be Mother Theresa when she grew up. Katie fell in love with the people of Uganda, especially the children, and realized that she could make a change. She established a ministry called Amazima which feeds hundreds of children and sends them to school. She also is working on adopting thirteen Ugandan children. Katie Davis shows us in Kisses From Katie that sometimes following Jesus will lead you down unexpected, but extremely joyful paths.

What I Liked About the Book: Katie Davis is definitely an inspiration. She had a luxurious life in an upper-class neighborhood and could have simply taken advantage of all that had to offer. Rather, she forged her own path, leaving luxuries behind but finding true happiness in the meantime. I am always impressed by people with such devout faith, who are so sure of the path they are following.

What I Didn’t Like About the Book: Truthfully, this book wasn’t my cup of tea. I am impressed with Katie Davis and the wonderful things she is doing in Uganda, but I found the writing to be a bit heavy handed and overly laden with religion. I was expecting a fair amount of religious jargon, but it truly was overwhelming to me. I had to put the book down several times and come back to it because it was so off-putting. I think I would have enjoyed the book a great deal more if the author simply would have told her story without so many biblical references.

I'm giving away a copy of Kisses From Katie! Click on tab above.


15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Fantastic blog...love the gold theme.

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Jess said...

Following on GFC from the weekend gathering

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mmbear said...

Stopping by from the blog hop and now following your blog thru GFC. I would love a follow back when you get the chance and while you are there enter my two giveaways that end next week and they have very low entries! Thanks so much for your help and have a great day!

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Heather Nelsen said...

This book looks great! It is actually a dream of mine to do missions in Africa- my husband and I are trying to plan a trip for this summer! Thanks for sharing! And thanks also for stopping by. I'm following you back!

mywildcrazyworld said...

Returning the favor via GFC as masugr Thanks for stopping by~

Coreena McBurnie said...

Interesting review. Thanks for stopping by my blog from the weekend hop. Am following now.

Becca said...

Following back via GFC from the weekend blog hop. I've heard good things about this book, so I entered your giveaway too!
Becca
http://theABCkidZ.blogspot.com

Christy said...

Thanks for hopping by on the weekend blog hop. Following back! I love finding new book reviewers! Glad I found you.....

JENNi said...

SOUNDS LIKE AN INTERESTING BOOK, BUT i WOULD HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU ON THE OVERWHELMING BIBICAL VERSES, I DONT THINK i COULD READ IT ALL THE WAY THREW! aWESOME REVIEW :)

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG, IM A NEW FOLLOWERS :)

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Brenda said...

Love finding new book bloggers. Thanks for stopping by WV Stitcher I am here to return the follow. Have a fantastic week.

Grace InAZ said...

I am a new follower from Book Blog. Pls follow back. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/

Sunray Gardens said...

Thanks for stopping by and following. I am following you now also.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Grace said...

I really enjoyed your honest review of the book and I am off put by overly religious themed books as well.
Actions speaks louder than words and her actions events in her life would have stood alone and probably made it a book that would have reached more with out the religious over tones of scripture. Thanks for your recent visit and I'm returning your visit and following you on Net Work Blogs

Ohio Outdoors said...

Following back. Appreciate it.
Ohio Outdoors

Modern Day Disciple said...

I am viviting from the Book Blog Hop. I appreciate diverse views and will follow you via GFC. If you choose to follow back that is fine but if not ok too. I love biblical scripture so based on your review of the Katie book, you might not appreciate my blog! Just being up front. Of course I am happy if you would like to check out- as well and decide for yourself! Dawn/Modern Day Disciple